The South East Caucus in the Senate has called on the federal government to let off detained leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The appeal court’s verdict on Nnamdi’s prosecution has drawn controversy with federal government insisting he was not acquitted contrary to the position held in some quarters.
In a statement jointly signed by 14 South-East Senators on Thursday, they advised the government against appealing the ruling at the Supreme Court but rather asked the Presidency to utilise the opportunity presented by the Appeal Court ruling and consider a political solution to solve the lingering problem in the interest of the country’s unity and peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.
The statement said, “This is the time to show magnanimity and statesmanship. The Appeal Court has provided the leeway for the authorities to walk the talk as ones desirous of preserving Nigeria’s unity and respect for her diversity.
“Accordingly, we as a Caucus and stakeholders in the Nigeria project, appeal to Mr President, to remember the promise he made to a delegation of elders of Igboland sometime ago and release Nnamdi Kanu.”